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Old 12-07-2007, 10:38 PM   #1
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Gnome Panel dialog gone


Hi all,


Anyone knows what could cause my gnome panel dialog to go missing? I can not right click on a launcher and got to properties, nor right click on panel and go to properties, or right click inside the main menu launcher and add to desktop. The dialog is gone... :S

Right click on workspace switcher
http://wazem.dyndns.org/temp/ubuntu-.../workspace.png

Right click on a launcher
http://wazem.dyndns.org/temp/ubuntu-...g/launcher.png

Right click on panel
http://wazem.dyndns.org/temp/ubuntu-...alog/panel.png


Vic.
 
Old 12-08-2007, 12:11 AM   #2
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You most likely destroyed your desktop by installing a broken theme, icons or whatever. If I were you, I'd reset gnome desktop to defaults. That can easily be accomplished by running the following:

rm -rf .gnome2

You may want to move it first (mv .gnome2 .gnome_backup if you don't want to remove. You may also need to move/rename other files (depending how bad things are). But start with that first.

Oh, and go easy on mods

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Old 12-08-2007, 12:48 PM   #3
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(mm .gnome2 .gnome_backup
Should be

mv .gnome2 .gnome_backup

 
Old 12-08-2007, 01:04 PM   #4
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Oops. Thanks mattydee. I will correct it right away
 
Old 12-09-2007, 06:20 PM   #5
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Tried doing that and it did not work. All it happened is that my Epiphany extensions were gone and some of the icons on my gnome panel lost their image and became unusable.

I tried 3x different times:
1- Deleted .gnome2 and "killall gnome-panel"
2- Deleted .gnome2 and Ctrl+Alt+Backspace
3- Deleted .gnome2 and reboot


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Old 12-10-2007, 12:40 AM   #6
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Sounds bad. What about this:

Code:
rm -rf .gnome .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd .metacity
 
Old 12-10-2007, 02:31 PM   #7
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I'll try that when I get home tonite. Thanks!!


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Old 12-11-2007, 12:25 AM   #8
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It worked... Thanks a lot Mega Man X!!

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Old 12-12-2007, 01:40 PM   #9
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Awesome. You are welcome. Thanks to you too for replying saying when something works or not. By doing so you will also help others facing similar problems

Best regards and good luck!
 
Old 12-14-2007, 10:32 AM   #10
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Awesome. You are welcome. Thanks to you too for replying saying when something works or not. By doing so you will also help others facing similar problems

Best regards and good luck!
No problem... that's why we are here.. to help each other..

PS: If anyone new try to do this... instead of using "rm" use "mv":

Code:
mv .gnome .gnome.bak
mv .gnome2 .gnome2.bak
mv .gconf .gconf.bak
mv .gconfd .gconfd.bak
mv .metacity .metacity.bak
If you don't like it you can go back by doing:

Code:
mv .gnome.bak .gnome
and so on...


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Old 01-14-2008, 01:53 AM   #11
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I'll try that when I get home tonite. Thanks!!


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Did it delete anything else besides resetting your gnome-panel back to default?
 
Old 01-14-2008, 01:56 AM   #12
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Didn't work here
 
Old 01-15-2008, 12:08 AM   #13
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Did it delete anything else besides resetting your gnome-panel back to default?
It took my gnome settings back to default from when I installed Ubuntu. Where you having the same problem?
 
  


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